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Dick’s Picks

I’ve decided that I’m going to listen to all 36 volumes of The Grateful Dead Dick’s Picks series.  But in the order of show date.  Starting with Volume 26 (a pair of Tahoe shoes in 1968) and ending in Volume 27 (Oakland, 1992).   In case you’re interested in the show order of all 36 […]

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Daring to be great at NASA

For almost a year, my LinkedIn profile has been headlined with the phrase “Looking for a dare to be great situation.”  And while that was partially me drawing more career inspiration from the wisdom of Lloyd Dobler, who doesn’t want greatness as part of their job? Now, you can interpret greatness in a variety of […]

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OK blog, I’ve got some things to say

Hello blog.  Happy to see you’re still here. No, I haven’t forgotten about you.  Though if you thought that I had abandoned you for something like my posterous account, I could see that would be running through your database tables and php scripts.  Don’t worry.  I’m only using that for that for quick publishing photos […]

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Mason on harmonica

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Problem solving

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Revisiting The Beatles Albums: Rubber Soul

When you take a comprehensive look at the Beatles studio albums, things really begin to change with Rubber Soul.  While you could never guess upon first listen of Rubber Soul in 1965 that the Beatles were about to forego touring to fully explore their genius of making music in the studio, the album offers glimpses […]

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Revisiting The Beatles Albums: Beatles For Sale

Take a good look at the album cover.  Not exactly the smiling foursome that the image of their earlier albums presented.  They’re growing into weathered musicians.      Favorite Song “I’ll Follow the Sun”.  Though the guitar intro to “Eight Days A Week” sounds really killer in its remastered state and my kids love to […]

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Revisiting The Beatles Albums: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles starting getting down to business with this album.  It’s the first Beatles album to be composed entirely of their own songs.  Some additional layers are added to the band’s musical depth.  And as we all know, there was a long way to go.  Imagine listening these early Beatles album back in the early […]

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What I did this summer

Where exactly did summer go?  I know there’s there are still 10 days left, but we all know the state of mind known as summer comes to a halt after Labor Day weekend has passed us by.  I haven’t done much blogging beyond the occasional posting of a photo from my iPhone (yup, got a […]

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Jude’s first sox cap

Let’s hope starts a hot streak.